Sunday, May 29, 2022

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign revealed in showroom spec

This is the production version of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. Only 50 examples will be built, each priced at €990,000 (around £883,000), with first customers due to take delivery at the end of next year.

Nissan and Italdesign both celebrated their 50th anniversaries in 2018, and the GT-R50 was built as a joint golden anniversary gift. The initial concept was revealed in 2018 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the intention of producing a limited production run. This showroom-ready model will go on public display at March’s Geneva Motor Show.

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Unlike the prototype model, which was grey with gold accents, the production GT-R50 will be tailored towards the customer’s tastes, with a range of interior and exterior colour combinations available. Nissan says there are still a handful of examples left for sale. 

The production variant of the GT-R50 will retain the prototype’s running gear, however. So, an upgraded version of the standard Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 will live under the bonnet, fitted with larger turbos, larger intercoolers, new fuel injectors and uprated pistons, producing a total of 710bhp and 780Nm of torque.

The standard GT-R gearbox and differentials will also be tweaked to cope with the extra grunt, while the car’s chassis receives new Bilstein DampTronic adjustable suspension, six-pot Brembo brakes and custom, lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels. 

Other modifications include a lowered roof, reshaped front splitter, LED headlights, new rear wing, new rear diffuser and a large power-bulge in the bonnet. Inside, the GT-R50 gets a carbon fibre dashboard and centre console, new seats trimmed in Alcantara and leather, and an Alcantara steering wheel.

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